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Welcome to Week 6 of the 2021 Footballguys Roundtable. Our intrepid and oddball panel of fantasy pundits discuss and debate Week 5's breakouts/emerging options, their FBGs Subscriber Contest entries, Buy-Sell-Hold options for dynasty leagues, and a preview of Sunday's Browns-Cardinals tilt.
Week 5' True Reveal
Matt Waldman: Which players showed their true 2021 self in Week 5? Which players' Week 5 were aberrations?
Where do you stand?
Mark Schofield: Let's start with the bad news. The two players whose performances in Week 4 were aberrations were Njoku and Mills. Now, I've been a believer in Njoku longer than I'd care to admit, but the targets are just not coming on a consistent enough basis for me to buy in right now. Five targets in Week 1, three in Week 2, none in Week 3, when he still saw 50 snaps, and just two targets in Week 4. Now look, perhaps the Baker Mayfield we saw last week is what we will see going forward, and he'll look to Njoku more. But wishing and hoping never quite got me there in life and...that's what you'd be doing right now.
As for Mills? The New England Patriots had some breakdowns in coverage that led to two of his big plays and the benching of cornerback Joejuan Williams. Another big play was a YOLO throw to a receiver who bailed him out and then scored after the catch when the safety took a bad angle.
The good news? Toney believers were treated to a taste of what he can be in the NFL. Well, at least until he channeled Mike Tyson for a moment. But when on the field he can be a dangerous weapon and with all the injuries in New York, Jason Garrett is going to continue trying to feed him targets. They've started to call concepts designed to get him the football both in space and downfield, and if you paid attention to what I said about Dawson Knox, you'll know that usually grabs my attention.
Andy Hicks: Week 4's aberrations were pretty clear — Mills, Njoku, and Moore. The other three in Woods, Toney, and Mattison no doubt had monster numbers that will not be repeated often, but they are more likely to get close to on occasion.
The Rams had a clear plan to get the ball more often to Woods and his numbers bore that out. Winning helps them use it in the future. He posted similar numbers against the Bucs last year, but outside that had his usual WR2/WR3 days all around it. Woods will not disappoint often, but his week-to-week upside makes him a must-start.
Toney had a breakout game that had me reminiscing about Tyreek Hill’s arrival from big-play threat to legitimate fantasy receiver against the Colts in 2016. Toney also displayed his volatile side with an ejection for a ridiculous punch. Opposing secondaries will be testing his temperament frequently. I am not sure if he is mature enough to handle this attention just yet.
Mattison has had many occasions to showcase his wares given the injury history of Dalvin Cook. He may be that rare running back that lands a big free-agent contract as a backup. Mattison isn’t as dynamic as Cook but is polished and effective. If Cook continues to miss time, Mattison is a top 10 running back in most weeks.
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